Concert Rewind: This Season So Far in Photos
Look back at the photos from this quarter's concerts.
Celebrating Vox Luminis' 600th Performance: An Interview with Lionel Meunier
With their UChicago Presents concert at the Logan Center, the acclaimed Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis completed its 600th live performance! To celebrate the occasion, UChicago Presents interviewed the ensemble's director, Lionel Meunier.
UChicago’s Korngold Festival rediscovers composer who straddled two worlds: A Q&A with Prof. Philip V. Bohlman
Prof. Philip V. Bohlman speaks about the importance of the Korngold Rediscovered festival, happening April 1-10 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
From the Composers
The composer's on ~Nois saxophone quartet's February 19, 2021 streaming concert share a bit about their music.
Meet the Music Makers: ~Nois
~Nois saxophone quartet talks about their ensemble, their approach to music, and their program for the University of Chicago in February 2021.
Meet the Music Makers: Michael Brown
Pianist Michael Brown sits down with UChicago Presents to discuss his dual roles as a composer and pianist, the enduring legacy of Beethoven, and the provenance of his beloved pianos, Octavia and Daria.
Meet the Music Makers: Pacifica Quartet
Pacifica Quartet cellist and founding member Brandon Vamos discusses his love for Hyde Park audiences, recounts the quartet's early days as the ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, and a new work written for the quartet by composer David Dzubay.
Uri Caine illuminates the wondrous life and tragic death of Octavius Catto
Explore the legacy of the 19th-century Black activist at the center of multi-talented pianist and composer Uri Caine's The Passion of Octavius Catto.
Archive Stream: Anthony McGill and Anna Polonsky
On Friday, June 26, clarinetist Anthony McGill, a native of Chicago's South Side, performed with pianist Anna Polonsky via digital stream from the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. Watch the archive of the stream here.
Archive stream: Rahim AlHaj, oud
Rahim AlHaj, who is widely considered one of the greatest living virtuosos of his ancient instrument, shared a program of music for "Hope and New Beginnings" in a streaming concert on June 5, 2020.
Archive Stream: Paul O'Dette, Lute
On Friday, May 22, Paul O'Dette, the "Dean" of American lutenists, joined UChicago Presents and our partners at Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Academy of Early Music, and WFMT for a livestream performance of Elizabethan ballads and Scottish tunes. Watch the archive of the stream here!
Meet the Music Makers: Plena Libre
UChicago Presents' Landon Hegedus sat down with Plena Libre during the first week of its residency at the University of Chicago to talk the history of plena and bomba, the band's affection for Chicago, and what the Don Michael Randel residency means to ensemble.
Jon Kimura Parker of the Montrose Trio shares Beethoven's Archduke and Schubert's Piano Trio in B-flat major
The Montrose Trio, comprising former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith and their longtime piano collaborator Jon Kimura Parker, quickly became an audience favorite following its UChicago Presents debut in the spring of 2018. Though we now have to wait awhile longer to welcome the Trio back to Mandel Hall, the group continues to bring us great chamber music with this video message from Jon Kimura Parker.